Sports and Crime Probe Into Soccer Corruption Affair Ends Without Charges

Authorities' initial suspicions were triggered when Hapoel Petah Tikva's coach at the time, Yuval Naim, appeared to have received money that was not properly reported.

A soccer corruption scandal that opened with a bang two years, closed with just a whimper Thursday, without any serious findings, arrests or indictments. The scandal broke two years ago with allegations of match-fixing at soccer games, focusing on Hapoel Petah Tikva. Players, referees and officials on other teams were suspected of involvement, as well as known Israeli underworld figures.